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Healthcare  ›  COVID Mask Mandate

Should the government require people to wear face masks in public during the COVID pandemic?

  Jagmeet Singh voterbaseYes

Social  ›  Abortion

What is your stance on abortion?

  Jagmeet Singh voterbasePro-choice, and providing birth control, sex education, and more social services will help reduce the number of abortions

Healthcare  ›  Mental Health

Should the government increase funding for mental health research and treatment?

  Jagmeet Singh voterbaseYes, our mental healthcare system needs more funding to provide a higher quality of care and services

Domestic Policy  ›  Armed Teachers

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?

  Jagmeet Singh voterbaseNo, this would increase the risk of accidental shootings

Social  ›  Gay Marriage

Do you support the legalization of same sex marriage?

  Jagmeet Singh voterbaseYes


Social  ›  LGBT Adoption Rights

Should gay couples have the same adoption rights as straight couples?

  Jagmeet Singh voterbaseYes

Healthcare  ›  Prescription Drugs

Should prescription drugs be covered under Canada’s universal healthcare plan?

  Jagmeet Singh voterbaseYes

Social  ›  Gender Identity

Should “gender identity” be added to anti-discrimination laws?

  Jagmeet Singh voterbaseYes, and the government should do more to protect minorities from discrimination

Healthcare  ›  Mental Health Funding

Should the government increase funding for mental health initiatives?

  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Government Surveillance

Should the government be able to monitor phone calls and emails?

  Jagmeet Singh voterbaseNo, and enact legislation preventing government surveillance of citizen communications

Social  ›  Hate Speech

Should hate speech be protected by freedom of speech laws?

  Jagmeet Singh voterbaseNo, freedom of speech laws should only protect you from criticizing the government

the Environment  ›  Environmental Regulation

Should the government increase environmental regulations on businesses to reduce carbon emissions?

  Jagmeet Singh voterbaseYes, and provide more incentives for alternative energy production

Social  ›  Euthanasia

Should terminally ill patients be allowed to end their lives via assisted suicide?

  Jagmeet Singh voterbaseYes, but only after a psychological examination to show they fully understand this choice

Education  ›  University Tuition

Should the federal government put a cap on university tuition rates?

  Jagmeet Singh voterbaseYes, and the government should provide free university education

the Economy  ›  Taxes

Should Canada raise taxes on the rich?

  Jagmeet Singh voterbaseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Mandatory Military Service

Should every 18 year old citizen be required to provide at least one year of military service?

  Jagmeet Singh voterbaseNo, service should be a choice instead of an obligation

Social  ›  Gender Workplace Diversity

Should businesses be required to have women on their board of directors?

  Jagmeet Singh voterbaseYes, and the government should do more to require diversity in the workplace

Domestic Policy  ›  Gun Control

Should there be more restrictions on the current process of purchasing a gun?

  Jagmeet Singh voterbaseYes, require strict background checks, psychological testing, and training

Domestic Policy  ›  Net Neutrality

Should internet service providers be allowed to speed up access to popular websites (that pay higher rates) at the expense of slowing down access to less popular websites (that pay lower rates)?

  Jagmeet Singh voterbaseNo, treat all traffic equally and continue the openness of the internet

Healthcare  ›  Healthcare Funding

Should the federal government increase spending on healthcare?

  Jagmeet Singh voterbaseYes, and do not privatize any services

the Environment  ›  Local Environmental Guidelines

Should local governments follow environmental guidelines set by the United Nations?

  Jagmeet Singh voterbaseYes, and exceed the guidelines and be the world leader in environmental standards

the Economy  ›  Minimum Wage

Should the government raise the federal minimum wage?

  Jagmeet Singh voterbaseYes

Social  ›  Niqāb

Should women be allowed to wear a Niqāb, or face veil, to civic ceremonies?

  Jagmeet Singh voterbaseYes, we should respect all cultural traditions

Healthcare  ›  Stay At Home Order

Should the government enforce a “stay-at-home” order to combat the coronavirus?

  Jagmeet Singh voterbaseYes

Healthcare  ›  Dental Coverage

Should preventative dental care be covered under Canada’s universal healthcare plan?

  Jagmeet Singh voterbaseYes, preventative dental care is an important aspect of long term health

Healthcare  ›  Single-Payer Healthcare

Do you support a single-payer healthcare system?

  Jagmeet Singh voterbaseYes, private companies should not be able to profit off of healthcare

the Environment  ›  Logging

Should Canada allow the logging of old growth forests?

  Jagmeet Singh voterbaseNo, preservation of our forests outweighs the economic benefits

the Economy  ›  Universal Basic Income

Do you support a universal basic income program?

  Jagmeet Singh voterbaseYes, everyone should receive an income to cover basic necessities including food and housing

the Economy  ›  Corporate Tax

Should Canada raise or lower the tax rate for corporations?

  Jagmeet Singh voterbaseRaise

Social  ›  Women in Combat

Should the military allow women to serve in combat roles?

  Jagmeet Singh voterbaseYes, preventing women from serving in combat roles is discriminatory

Social  ›  Gender Transition

Should people under the age of 18 years old be able to receive gender-transition treatments?

  Party’s support baseYes

Immigration  ›  Citizenship Test

Should immigrants be required to pass a citizenship test to demonstrate a basic understanding of our country’s language, history, and government?

  Jagmeet Singh voterbaseYes, but it should only cover very basic and simple topics

Social  ›  Transgender Athletes

Should transgender athletes be allowed to compete against athletes that differ from their assigned sex at birth?

  Jagmeet Singh voterbaseYes

Social  ›  Death Penalty

Do you support the death penalty?

  Jagmeet Singh voterbaseNo, too many people are innocently convicted

Crime  ›  Private Prisons

Should the government hire private companies to run prisons?

  Jagmeet Singh voterbaseNo, private prisons will sacrifice quality of care and rehabilitation services for profit

the Environment  ›  Plastic Product Ban

Should disposable products (such as plastic cups, plates, and cutlery) that contain less than 50% of biodegradable material be banned?

  Jagmeet Singh voterbaseYes

Education  ›  International Students

Should low income international students be provided with a free education?

  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Elections

Should the government attempt to influence foreign elections?

  Jagmeet Singh voterbaseNo, and we should not try to influence any other country’s elections or policy

Healthcare  ›  Healthcare Privatization

Should there be more or less privatization of hospital and healthcare services?

  Jagmeet Singh voterbaseLess, and there should be no privatization of the healthcare industry

Immigration  ›  Immigration Ban

Should there be a temporary ban on all immigration into Canada?

  Jagmeet Singh voterbaseNo, and we should increase the amount of immigrants we currently allow into the country

the Environment  ›  Fracking

Do you support the use of hydraulic fracking to extract oil and natural gas resources?

  Jagmeet Singh voterbaseNo, we should pursue more sustainable energy resources instead

Domestic Policy  ›  Social Media Regulation

Should the government regulate social media sites, as a means to prevent fake news and misinformation?

  Jagmeet Singh voterbaseNo, the government should not determine what is fake or real news

the Environment  ›  Renewable Energy

Should the federal government subsidize the production and consumption of renewable energy sources?

  Jagmeet Singh voterbaseYes

Immigration  ›  Deporting Criminal Immigrants

Should immigrants be deported if they commit a serious crime?

  Jagmeet Singh voterbaseYes, as long as it is safe for them to return to their country

Domestic Policy  ›  Native Funding

Should Canadian aboriginals receive more government funds?

  Jagmeet Singh voterbaseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Quebec Sovereignty

Should Quebec be granted sovereignty from the rest of Canada?

  Jagmeet Singh voterbaseNo, sovereignty cannot solve Quebec's problems

Healthcare  ›  Healthcare

Should healthcare be a provincial or federal responsibility?

  Jagmeet Singh voterbaseFederal

the Economy  ›  Universal Child Care

Should the federal government subsidize universal child care?

  Jagmeet Singh voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Welfare Drug Testing

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs?

  Jagmeet Singh voterbaseNo, only if they have a criminal history related to drug abuse

the Environment  ›  Keystone Pipeline

Should the government allow TransCanada to expropriate private property for the construction of the Keystone pipeline?

  Jagmeet Singh voterbaseNo, do not build the pipeline and shut down all oil production in the tar sands

Crime  ›  Demilitarize the Police

Should police departments be allowed to use military grade equipment?

  Jagmeet Singh voterbaseNo

the Environment  ›  Northern Gateway Pipeline

Do you support the Northern Gateway pipeline project?

  Jagmeet Singh voterbaseNo

Immigration  ›  Muslim Immigrants

Should Muslim immigrants be banned from entering the country until the government improves its ability to screen out potential terrorists?

  Jagmeet Singh voterbaseNo, banning immigrants based on their religion is unconstitutional

Education  ›  Student Loan Debt

Should the government forgive up to $20,000 of student loan debt?

  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  United Nations

Should Canada maintain a presence at the United Nations?

  Jagmeet Singh voterbaseYes, and use the U.N. peacekeeping forces to protect our interests

Crime  ›  Drug Trafficking Penalties

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty?

  Jagmeet Singh voterbaseNo, I do not believe in the death penalty

the Environment  ›  Animal Testing

Should researchers be allowed to use animals in testing the safety of drugs, vaccines, medical devices, and cosmetics?

  Jagmeet Singh voterbaseYes, but not for cosmetics

Domestic Policy  ›  Whistleblower Protection

Should the government pass laws which protect whistleblowers?

  Jagmeet Singh voterbaseYes, but only if releasing the information does not threaten our national security

Domestic Policy  ›  Drug Policy

Are you in favor of decriminalizing drug use?

  Jagmeet Singh voterbaseYes, and retroactively reduce sentences for those already serving time

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

Should there be a limit to the amount of money a candidate can receive from a donor?

  Jagmeet Singh voterbaseYes, politicians should not be bought by wealthy donors

Healthcare  ›  Safe Haven

Should cities open drug “safe havens” where people who are addicted to illegal drugs can use them under the supervision of medical professionals?

  Jagmeet Singh voterbaseYes, drug abuse should be treated as a health issue, not a criminal issue

Crime  ›  Defunding the Police

Should funding for local police departments be redirected to social and community based programs?

  Jagmeet Singh voterbaseYes

the Environment  ›  Freshwater Research

Should the government spend $1 billion on freshwater research to restore and protect large lakes and rivers?

  Party’s support baseYes

Immigration  ›  Immigration

Should the government enact a stricter immigration policy?

  Jagmeet Singh voterbaseNo

the Economy  ›  Economic Stimulus

Should the government use economic stimulus to aid the country during times of recession?

  Jagmeet Singh voterbaseYes, and collectivize all industry

Healthcare  ›  Vaccine Passports

Should the government issue vaccine passports?

  Party’s support baseYes

Elections  ›  Electoral Reform

Should Canada switch to a proportional representation voting system?

  Jagmeet Singh voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Labor Unions

Do you believe labor unions help or hurt the economy?

  Jagmeet Singh voterbaseHelp

the Economy  ›  Welfare

Should there be fewer or more restrictions on current welfare benefits?

  Jagmeet Singh voterbaseFewer

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

Should corporations, unions, and non-profit organizations be allowed to donate to political parties?

  Jagmeet Singh voterbaseNo, but allow donations from unions and non-profits

the Economy  ›  Free Trade

Should Canada pursue free trade deals with other countries?

  Jagmeet Singh voterbaseYes, but only with nations that adhere to strict human rights policies

Healthcare  ›  Marijuana

Do you support the legalization of Marijuana?

  Jagmeet Singh voterbaseYes, and immediately release anyone serving time solely for drug offenses

Elections  ›  Prime Minister Term Limits

Should term limits be set for the role of Prime Minister?

  Jagmeet Singh voterbaseYes, and limited to two terms

Domestic Policy  ›  Commuter Rail

Should the federal government invest in urban, commuter rail infrastructure?

  Jagmeet Singh voterbaseYes

Elections  ›  Political Party Subsidies

Should political parties receive money from the government?

  Party’s support baseNo, funding should come from their members

the Environment  ›  Genetically Modified Foods

Do you support the use of genetically engineered crops and foods?

  Jagmeet Singh voterbaseYes, but require the labelling of foods that are genetically modified

Crime  ›  Parole Hearings

Should prisoners serving life sentences for first degree murder be eligible for a parole hearing after 15 years?

  Jagmeet Singh voterbaseYes, and we should provide more rehabilitation programs for prisoners

the Economy  ›  Old Age Pensions

Should old age pensions be increased?

  Jagmeet Singh voterbaseYes, but only for low income pensioners

Elections  ›  Minimum Voting Age

Should the minimum voting age be lowered?

  Jagmeet Singh voterbaseNo, and voters should be required to pass a basic test demonstrating their understanding of politics in order to vote

Foreign Policy  ›  Israel Boycott

Should it be illegal to join a boycott of Israel?

  Jagmeet Singh voterbaseNo, this is a violation of free speech

Elections  ›  Right of Foreigners to Vote

Should foreigners, currently residing in Canada, have the right to vote?

  Jagmeet Singh voterbaseYes

Immigration  ›  Skilled Immigrants

Should Canada increase or decrease the amount of temporary work visas given to high-skilled immigrant workers?

  Jagmeet Singh voterbaseIncrease

the Economy  ›  Pension Tax

Should the pensions of retired workers be taxed?

  Jagmeet Singh voterbaseNo, falling interest rates are already draining elderly pension payouts

Domestic Policy  ›  Energy Sector

In order to reduce energy costs, should the government nationalize or privatize the energy sector?

  Jagmeet Singh voterbaseNationalize

the Economy  ›  Domestic Jobs

Should the government provide tax incentives to private companies to keep jobs within the country?

  Jagmeet Singh voterbaseNo, but drastically increase taxes and import tariffs on outsourcing businesses

the Economy  ›  Government Spending

Should the government make cuts to public spending in order to reduce the national debt?

  Jagmeet Singh voterbaseNo, increase taxes on the wealthy instead

Foreign Policy  ›  Syrian Refugees

Should Canada accept refugees from Syria?

  Jagmeet Singh voterbaseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  National Daycare

Do you support a national daycare policy?

  Jagmeet Singh voterbaseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Drug Policy

Should nonviolent drug offenders be given mandatory jail sentences?

  Jagmeet Singh voterbaseNo, we should decriminalize most drugs

Housing  ›  Foreign Owned Homes

Should foreigners be banned from buying homes in Canada for 2 years?

  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Worker Strikes

Should government workers be allowed to strike?

  Jagmeet Singh voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Small Business Funding

Should the government increase funding for small businesses?

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Tech Monopolies

Should the government break up Amazon, Facebook and Google?

  Jagmeet Singh voterbaseYes

Elections  ›  Candidate Transparency

Should political candidates be required to release their recent tax returns to the public?

  Jagmeet Singh voterbaseYes, and require a public audit each year they are in office

the Economy  ›  NAFTA

Should Canada continue to participate in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)?

  Jagmeet Singh voterbaseYes, NAFTA helps lower the prices of consumer products

Housing  ›  Home Buyer Incentives

Should the government subsidize home buyers who make less than $120K per year?

  Jagmeet Singh voterbaseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Bill C-51

Do you support Bill C-51, which expands local police and intelligence agencies’ authority to prevent terrorism?

  Jagmeet Singh voterbaseNo, the bill is too vague on the issues of scope, oversight, and accountability

Education  ›  Postsecondary Education

Should postsecondary education be a provincial or federal responsibility?

  Party influenceProvincially managed but with federal standards to ensure consistency

the Economy  ›  Offshore Banking

Should Canadian citizens be allowed to save or invest their money in offshore bank accounts?

  Jagmeet Singh voterbaseNo, too many wealthy citizens are abusing loopholes in offshore banking laws to evade taxes

Domestic Policy  ›  Flag Burning

Should it be illegal to burn the Canadian flag?

  Jagmeet Singh voterbaseNo, this is a violation of free speech

the Economy  ›  Bonus Cap

Should bankers’ bonuses be capped at 100% of their pay?

  Jagmeet Singh voterbaseYes, and nationalise the banks

Immigration  ›  Dual Citizenship

Should immigrants to Canada be allowed to hold dual citizenship status?

  Jagmeet Singh voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Income Splitting

Do you support income splitting for families?

  Jagmeet Singh voterbaseYes, income splitting provides tax fairness

the Economy  ›  Employment Insurance

Should employment insurance be given to those who work seasonal jobs including tourism, fishery and farming?

  Jagmeet Singh voterbaseYes, but with limits set for workers with above average seasonal salaries

the Economy  ›  Government Pensions

Should pension payments be increased for retired government workers?

  Jagmeet Singh voterbaseYes, adjust them yearly for cost of living

Housing  ›  Affordable Housing

Should the government subsidize the building of 1.4 million new homes over the next four years?

  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Aid

Should Canada increase or decrease foreign aid spending?

  Jagmeet Singh voterbaseIncrease

Healthcare  ›  World Health Organization

Should the government fund the World Health Organization?

  Jagmeet Singh voterbaseYes

Transportation  ›  Public Transportation

Should the government increase spending on public transportation?

  Jagmeet Singh voterbaseYes, but only if the spending goes towards environmentally friendly solutions

Crime  ›  Criminal Voting Rights

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote?

  Jagmeet Singh voterbaseYes, every citizen deserves the right to vote

Domestic Policy  ›  Senate

Should the federal government elect or abolish the Senate?

  Party influenceAbolish

Domestic Policy  ›  CBC Funding

Should the government increase funding to the CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation)?

  Party influenceYes

the Economy  ›  Trans-Pacific Partnership

Do you support the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)?

  Jagmeet Singh voterbaseYes, it will bring economic growth to all countries involved

Transportation  ›  Green Transportation

Should all public buses and trains run on electric power?

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  State Ownership

Should the government acquire equity stakes in companies it bails out during a recession?

  Jagmeet Singh voterbaseYes, the government should receive equity for any financial aid they provide to companies

the Economy  ›  Pension Premiums

Should the employee contribution rate for the Canadian Pension Plan (CPP) be raised above its current 4.49% rate?

  Jagmeet Singh voterbaseYes, higher premiums could be used to reinvest in the economy and reduce the government's liability to fund payments to seniors

Crime  ›  Prison Overcrowding

Should non-violent prisoners be released from jail in order to reduce overcrowding?

  Jagmeet Singh voterbaseYes, but they must perform community service on a daily basis

Foreign Policy  ›  Military Spending

Should the government increase or decrease military spending?

  Jagmeet Singh voterbaseDecrease

the Economy  ›  Tariffs

Should the government add or increase tariffs on products imported into the country?

  Jagmeet Singh voterbaseNo, a global free trade system is better for our businesses and consumers

the Economy  ›  Bitcoin

Should the government classify Bitcoin as a legal currency?

  Jagmeet Singh voterbaseNo, it provides too high of risk for criminal activity

Foreign Policy  ›  Hong Kong Fugitive Extradition

Should the Chinese government be able to extradite fugitives from Hong Kong?

  Jagmeet Singh voterbaseNo

the Environment  ›  Corporate Subsidies

Should cities be allowed to offer private companies economic incentives to relocate?

  Party’s support baseYes, as long as the local environment is not compromised

Domestic Policy  ›  Long Form Census

Should the government reinstate the long form mandatory census?

  Jagmeet Singh voterbaseYes, the information is vital for economists, scientists, statisticians, and the government to accurately make important policy decisions

Immigration  ›  Sanctuary Cities

Should sanctuary cities receive federal funding?

  Jagmeet Singh voterbaseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Copyright

Should the government allow digital publishers to place locks on their content (MP3s, etc)?

  Jagmeet Singh voterbaseLet the free market, instead of the government, decide

Domestic Policy  ›  CSA Funding

Should the government increase funding to the CSA (Canadian Standards Association)?

  Jagmeet Singh voterbaseYes

Transportation  ›  Commercial Drones

Should the government permit the use of drones for commercial purposes?

  Party influenceNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Venezuela Sanctions

Should the government lift sanctions on the Venezuelan government?

  Party’s support baseNo